Mentorship comes in many different forms, from many different people. It may be another analyst helping you write something in Stata, a consulting associate sharing his or her experiences and advice about career progression, or a principal or VP describing economic analysis or how to work with different clients. Mentorship is incredibly important for personal growth and career progression, but don’t forsake true relationships and connections by getting swept up in doing what you think you’re “supposed to do.” Read more >
At CRA, you’ll be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex problems. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, the CRA experience opens doors. Hear from current employees about the work experience—from why they chose CRA, including the training and mentorship opportunities, to how CRA has grown their careers.
When applying to jobs as a senior in college, one major piece of criteria I looked for was the kind of training opportunities the company offered. Most companies I applied to had some form of onboarding training when you start work, but what set CRA apart was that the training opportunities extended well-beyond onboarding. CRA offers a comprehensive (and fun!!) new analyst and associate training as well as numerous small trainings throughout the year that range from gaining new software skills to learning how to work in teams. Read more >
I began as an analyst at CRA in August 2016. At that point I had taken two college courses that taught me how to use Stata, had an internship where I frequently used Stata, and completed a senior thesis wherein I relied on, you guessed it, Stata. It is perhaps surprising, then, that the skill I feel I’ve developed most since beginning full-time at CRA is working with Stata. Read more >
In light of Women’s History Month, this post offers a few examples of remarkable women who bear no relation to CRA (though the women at CRA are remarkable!), but whose stories I find interesting and unusual. If you’d like to know what women at the firm think about working here, I recommend the collection of quotations in this post. I wholeheartedly agree with their depiction of CRA’s culture as meritocratic and inclusive. Read more >
One of my favorite things about working at CRA is that you can’t describe a “typical” day. You might find yourself generating similar calculations during various projects or tackling projects in much the same way, but the truth of the matter is, there is no predictable day at CRA. From the individuals you’re working with to the industries you’re working in, things are always changing (and that’s just within practices!). Read more >